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to last year, according to a report. and the website reach the city tied with portland as that accept second most bicycle friendly city in the country .. >> we make strides as far as bike lanes and more bike safety measures, expanded bicycle parking, we have a long way to go but this all started with what happened two decades ago. >> on valencia at the welcome center for the event today, bicyclist from all over the world are checking in, some are long time critical mass riders and tell me the city has come a long way but i could get more bicycles and lake, as for whether that message has been heard? >> it is interesting because i think that critical mass is not driving any one particular message around how to improve the city, it is really an awareness statements of " your real art, we're taking up this amount of space with as many cycles to show you that we exist ". i would not say that we have any goals that we want to achieve. >> when it first presented itself there was a lot confrontation. >> yes there was. mad motorists have occasionally tried to run down the bicyclist. bicyclist
and conspiracy charges. the driver faces additional charges of speeding and d u i. all of this in a city that has been priding itself in reducing violent crime. >> we had no homicides in san francisco. pile on crime was reduced. but what we're seeing is these robberies involving electronic devices. >> so far this year police have reported more than 2000 robberies. >> of those 2000 robberies, 1199 involved smart phones. and that is quite an alarming number. >> not to mention laptops and i- pass? >> correct. >> is that up from last year? is that increasing? >> i do not know if it has increased from last year, i just have a cellphone statistics but what we're seeing is that when people resist, they're becoming more violent, they attack the victims. >> in the case of the woman who was robbed yesterday, she is doing ok, she was just sitting outside here and the guy grabs her ipad and the three men took off, and the cops chased her for about a mile. she thanked police for calling 9 1 1 and she got her ipad back but a lot of people don't get it back and is sold on the black market for hundreds of dollar
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